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Theasaurus: Laziness

19 Bible Verses about Laziness

Most Relevant Verses

Proverbs 10:26

As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those that send him.

Proverbs 26:13

The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.

Proverbs 6:9-11

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travels and thy want as an armed man.

Nehemiah 6:3

And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work so that I cannot come down; why should the work cease, whilst I leave it and come down to you?

Proverbs 6:6-8

Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise, Who having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.

2 Thessalonians 3:10-12

For even when we were with you, this we declared unto you, that if anyone desires not to work neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some who walk among you out of order, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those that are such, we charge and exhort in our Lord Jesus Christ, that working with quietness, they eat their bread.

Matthew 25:26-30

His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful slave, thou knewest that I reap where I did not sow and gather where I have not scattered; therefore, it was expedient for thee to have put my money to the bankers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with interest. Take, therefore, the talent from him and give it unto him who has ten talents.read more.
For unto every one that has shall be given, and he shall have abundance, but from him that has not shall be taken away even that which he has. And cast ye the unprofitable slave into the outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

From Thematic Bible


Laziness » Lazy people

Laziness » Not being lazy

Hebrews 6:11-12

But we desire that each one of you show the same diligence until the end for the fulfillment of your hope, that ye not become slothful, but imitators of those who by faith and patience inherit the promises.

Romans 12:10-11

loving one another with brotherly love, with honour preferring one another; not slothful in earnest care, but fervent in the Spirit, serving the Lord,

Laziness » What laziness does

Proverbs 23:20-21

Do not be among those who are drunk with wine; nor among gluttonous eaters of food; for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty, and drowsiness shall cause them to wear rags.

Ecclesiastes 10:18

By much slothfulness the building decays, and through idleness of the hands the rain drips throughout the house.